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LA Kings’ Fan Loses Job Following Hostile Encounter with Oilers’ Evander Kane

You may have heard about the upsetting incident that Edmonton forward Evander Kane brought to public attention after Game 3 in Los Angeles, when he claimed that a young Oilers fan named Cecily Eklund, who is battling brain cancer, was spit on and cursed at when she attended the fourth game of the first round series.

“There was a fight just two rows in front of Cecily, she was spit on, sworn at,” said her mother.

Kane took to social media to condemn the supporters who participated in the heinous act, and as a result, the Oilers’ forward was mocked and humiliated. He posted screenshots of a rude direct message he claims he got.

“Maybe you should be kind and not be such a f—–g scum bag,” the message stated. “We Kings fans literally hate you. You made us spit on kids for being a dirty mother f—-r. Listen to your own words and be kind. You f—-n scum bag.”

When more investigation was conducted, it was discovered that the fan who wrote the vile message worked at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido, a car dealership located north of San Diego. Global News contacted the employer, which confirmed that a person with the same name no longer works there.

The individual’s Instagram account appears to have been deleted as well.

What should be observed from this awful event is that not all Kings’ fans are the same, and some Kings’ fans choose to help Cecily and her cancer fight by putting Cecily’s Stollery donation page online and encouraging others to donate.

“Let’s show her what real Kings fan are like,” posted Twitter user ZachtheKingsFan.

On Tuesday afternoon, Cecily’s mother had realized that more than $7,000 had been donated to her daughter’s donation page from Kings fans.

“Real Kings fans are rooting for you,” said a supporter that donated $25.

That was the intended outcome.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
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